Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Crime! Is your silverplate part of the loot?

This is an article from the New York Times Archives. Dated February 1st 1902, it highlights a robbery at the Meridian Britannia Company.

"BURGLARS ENTER BIG FIFTH AVENUE STORE; Silverware Stolen from the Meriden Britannia Company. Thieves Do Their Work in the Full Glare of Double Electric Lights -- Loss Now Estimated at $5,000."

"Burglars forced the Fifth Avenue entrance of the store of the Meriden Britannia Company at 1,128-1,130 Broadway some time Thursday night and are believed to have carried away a whole carriage load of carefully selected silverware from the counters of the establishment, which is one of the largest of its kind in the country."

You can view the entire article in .pdf format here.

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